Title: Culture Change Manager
Position: Full Time
Reports To: Culture Change Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $72,000 – $76,000
Start Date: As soon as filled
Work Location: New York City or Los Angeles
About Caring Across Generations:
The way we work has changed, our families have changed – but care hasn’t. With Millennials becoming parents and Baby Boomers getting older, the need for care is surging. Yet many people can’t just rely on family for the support they need, and paid caregivers barely make enough to support their own families.
Caring Across Generations is an intersectional campaign working to make care more affordable and accessible at every stage of life, while making sure caregivers are treated with respect and dignity. Founded in 2011 by workers’ rights activists Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, we’re focused on creating change in three ways: organizing a powerful movement of the Caring Majority, fighting for groundbreaking policy at the state level and federal level, and changing hearts and minds through storytelling and leveraging pop culture. The person in this position will be focused on the last of these strategies: leveraging culture to transform attitudes, behavior, narratives, and social norms to make caregiving and caregivers more visible and valued.
We were behind the historic win to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, and in 2018, helped Washington state create the nation’s first universal public program for long-term care.
In 2020, Caring Across is entering an ambitious next phase: launching a national campaign for Universal Family Care (UFC), a new holistic, sustainable framework to ensure every family can afford childcare, paid family and medical leave, AND supports for loved ones who are aging or living with a disability. Care has been entering the public discourse as an issue that affects all of us, and one that needs a public solution. UFC calls for creating a family care insurance fund that everyone would contribute to and benefit from, while fundamentally advancing gender, racial, and economic justice in our society at large. In order to pave the way for our ambitious Universal Family Care platform and create a cultural tipping point so that people demand a collective solution to their care needs, we are scaling up our culture change strategies and tactics by expanding our team.
Caring Across Generations is seeking a creative, strategic, organized, and self-motivated person to join our Culture Change team. You have a passion for pop culture and new media, and a strong belief in the power of stories to change how people feel, think, and behave in the world. You’re a high energy go-getter who can intuitively connect the dots between gender equality, racial and economic justice, disability rights, immigration reform, and the growing needs for care. You have the interest and inclination to act as an interpreter between the communities we represent and the entertainment industry. And you’re a versatile multi-tasker who enjoys a creative brainstorm as much as a strategic one, and can switch from project management to writing to networking in the course of a day!
The Culture Change Manager will support the Culture Change Director on a wide range of programs, manage their own projects, and also collaborate with the communications, field, and digital teams to leverage pop culture moments and drive positive conversations about care with our target audiences.
If the following questions excite you, this might be the job for you: How can we show the humorous side of caregiving? What stories do we want to share with showrunners that must be told on next year’s television shows? How can we leverage moments when care shows up in pop culture, from a TV show like Speechless to a Hollywood film like Roma? How can we work with the broader social racial justice movement to show more nuanced and diverse narratives that are intersectional? How do we ensure that our culture change strategies and tactics integrate with our policy and field work?
Roles and responsibilities:
Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on April 10th.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (demonstrating either your creativity, or your strategic thinking, or your project management experience) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should include response to the following questions:
Compensation, Benefits and Work Schedule
This is a full-time, exempt position, with occasional evening and weekend work based on need. The annual salary range will be $72,000 – $76,000, commensurate on experience.
Caring Across Generations is a project of, and fiscally sponsored by, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Bend the Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Bend the Arc values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Bend the Arc is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA individuals.
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